Before establishing Sun Mountain LLC, a company that provides professional services to the energy and civil infrastructure markets, Mike Elmore served in the US Air Force as a civil engineer officer, lieutenant, and captain. Mike Elmore maintains his dedication to the military by providing professional opportunities for veterans and through his involvement in the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME).
SAME dedicates itself to supporting national security by resolving challenges related to the country’s infrastructure. It provides training, education, and professional development opportunities to more than 30,000 members by hosting conferences and producing publications. Each year, SAME also recognizes three members for their contributions toward its mission through the SAME Academy of Fellows.
The SAME Academy of Fellows announces the winner of its Golden Eagle Award for Contributions to National Security and its Golden Eagle Award for Contributions to the A/E/C Profession during an annual award dinner, which is followed with reception that provides an opportunity for networking. Preceding the award dinner, SAME holds an Investiture Ceremony, during which the academy welcomes a new class of fellows and presents the Gerald C. Brown Mentoring Award to a member for his or her guidance of new fellows.